Briefs: Explosives Edition

Courtesy of the West Estonia Bomb Squad
9/11/2013 12:53 PM
Category: News

The Internal Security Service has apprehended a man suspected of attempted murder after throwing a grenade into a kitchen on Friday evening, injuring three.

The incident occurred after a domestic dispute in the Lasnamäe district of Tallinn.

The 50-year-old suspect was caught in an apartment in Maardu on Tuesday.

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Police detained a 66-year-old man in Tartu County after he allegedly threatened to shoot his relatives. He was taken to a psychiatric clinic, a spokesman for the South District Prosecutor's Office told uudised.err.ee on Tuesday.

In a search of the premises, police found unregistered firearms and ammunition, 800 grams of TNT and four hand grenades.

“I would like to remind people that a new law came into force at the beginning of the year that pardons people who turn in illegal firearms, explosives, or parts needed for their function, like explosive materials and ammunition,” prosecutor Toomas Liiv said.

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In Saaremaa, 30 130-millimeter bunker buster shells and one 152-millimeter shell were found in an old trench.

A bomb squad destroyed the missiles.


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